What’s That? The Iraq War Was Worth It?

We all know what the Obama Administration feels about how “worthwhile,” and “swell” the Iraq War went.  And we also know they had this intelligence before we did, when they were making those statements.  Does anyone (besides brainwashed neocons) really think this “budding police state” is a good trade off for the financial debt crisis we are in?  Please, respond if you think so.  I want to hear your arguments.

“Human Rights Report: Iraq Now A “Budding Police State”

by Jonathan Turley

Remember our plans to introduce a free and democratic nation in Iraq? We have been following the rampant corruption and increasing use of Sharia law in the country. Now, the Human Rights Watch has issued a report that our billions of dollars and many lives were spent to achieve . . . “a budding police state” where torture and abuse is widespread. In the meantime, we have spent ten years cutting back on essential services and programs in the United States to fund this shining example of American intervention.

“Iraq is quickly slipping back into authoritarianism,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director for the New York-based group has warned that “Despite U.S. government assurances that it helped create a stable democracy (in Iraq), the reality is that it left behind a budding police state.” THis includes the torture or abuse of dissidents, journalists, and activists. It also included secret detention centers where people are tortured or simply disappear without access to the courts. Of course, we were accused of the same practices so they may have learned too well from the mentors in the creation of democratic free society. It appears that they have mistaken American exceptionalism to Iraqi exceptionalism.

Source: Washington Post


2 thoughts on “What’s That? The Iraq War Was Worth It?

  1. As much as I hate to say this, United States is a fake democracy and the citizens of US need to wake up and realize this. If there ever was a democracy in US it was hijacked long ago by corporations. No other government in the world manipulates and decieves its own people like the US regime does, sucking every last penny and work-hour out of common people while keeping them ‘doped’ with TV/Cable/Hollywood/Internet propaganda of how “we are the big, enlightened heros saving the world!”

  2. So true! However, we were not founded as a democracy but a constitutional republic. Our leaders represented their states and were severely restricted in what power they had due to The Constitution. The good news is people are waking up daily (often thanks to Ron Paul). The more of us that wake up the sooner we can restore our constitutional republic, or establish a new direct democracy. Both would be more accountable than the charade parading in front of us currently.

    Also, there are a few countries like the U.S. that are “vampire states,” not just the U.S.

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